Poolside Posy Tutorial

on March 26 | in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 115 Comments

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Megan Hunt of Princess Lasertron has lots of exciting floral projects in her new Fabric Blooms: 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life.

Megan is a popular wedding designer and specializes in custom wedding bouquets. She shares her expertise with great photos and clear instructions in the book, and shows you how to make things like a sweet boutonniΓ¨re, a velvet wreath, a “cascade” of poppies and more. Materials for the projects range from felt and wool to cotton and silk.

Megan and Lark Crafts have a free PDF Poolside Posy project from Fabric Blooms for you to download and enjoy.

From the book:

    These giant posy flowers are great for adding some much-needed interest to plain plastic beach totes, the bag you take to the pool or a cover-up for your swimsuit. You can even attach it to a hair elastic for your post-swim hair! The bright, water-resistant oilcloth won’t wilt when splashed, making it perfect for summertime accessories.

This Poolside Posy is made with oilcloth but you could also use the same technique with cotton stabilized with interfacing. Download your free PDF Poolside Posy tutorial and pattern!

Your comment also enters you to win a free copy of Fabric Blooms: 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life! Tell us about flowers… What’s popping up in your yard? Do you have a favorite flower? Do you have a go-to way to use fabric flowers in your sewing? Thanks!

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115 Responses to Poolside Posy Tutorial

  1. Catherine says:

    Iris are starting to bloom in my backyard. They look so lovely after the cold winter we have experienced this year. I cannot wait to own a copy of Ms. Hunt’s book. Her flowers are beautiful and I would love to teach my granddaughter how to make them.

  2. Lisa E says:

    I love azaleas which are blooming all over my yard right now.

  3. Allison says:

    I love roses, but I haven’t mastered making them with fabric yet, soon though, with a little more practice!

  4. Sarah says:

    My favorite flowers are roses and lilly of the valley. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Rhonda Gillette says:

    I love Camilla’s, Clematis, and Roses among many others -lol.
    I haven’t tried making fabric flowers yet, but have been storing up idea’s to try. I want to put them on vintage look pillows I’m making.

  6. *Nicole Sender says:

    I grow dahlias and sunflowers. They are my favorite flowers. I haven’t made fabric flowers but have made crepe paper flowers.

  7. Melva says:

    Very cute. Love daisies!

  8. Alice says:

    Blossoms and roses and tulips, oh my!

    Thank you for the chance to win such a beauty! x

  9. LeeAnn says:

    So beautiful! Very excited about this book.

  10. jessicac says:

    My orchid finally bloomed after years of neglect!! Love all the bulb flower baskets showing up in the stores!

  11. Kat D. R. says:

    My favorite flowers are tulips. I don’t have much of a green thumb though. I will be needing my mom’s help soon!

  12. Judy Nolan says:

    Nothing, unfortunately, is popping up in my garden at the moment–it’s simply too cold. My favorite flower is jasmine. Where do I use fabric flowers? I like to use them on bags I sew, but also on the covers of books I make.

  13. Michelle says:

    I always have my rosebushes blooming. I have love poppies as a natural, not planned look. I wish they would grow in my yard. At the moment I sew for my son so I don’t usally incorporate flowers.

  14. Teresa W says:

    Right now all I’ve got are tulips outside…still working on my green thumb. But I’m always looking for new and different fabric flowers to make. From brooches to hair clips, pins and embellishments, I love making different flowers, and would love to learn to make even more.

  15. Debora says:

    All the bright n bold flowers n poses would help me fight spring fever!!! I need a material fix that is so bright!!!
    Awesome designs!!!!!
    I want to start piddling in flower beds but to wet, cold n windy. I love everything you do!!

  16. Debora says:

    All the bright n bold flowers n poses would help me fight spring fever!!!
    I want to start piddling in flower beds but to wet, cold n windy. I love everything you do!!

  17. Danijela says:

    I use crochet flowers,never try fabric.My fav flower is rose,and also country flowers and my daughter love tulips.lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

  18. Neva Asinari says:

    I love the basic flower with 5-6 petals and the circle in the middle.

  19. Janie says:

    I have recently started making backs with fabric brooches attached. I am trying to learns all kinds, so this book would really help!

  20. Joy says:

    Snow drops are just starting to show. We still have snow on the ground , but these tiny little guys are brave.

  21. Susan says:

    Thank you for the pattern!…and the chance to win too!!

  22. Megan says:

    My favorites are bulb flowers.

  23. Giggles says:

    I love a bright big flower pinned to a hat.

  24. Jessica w says:

    we don’t have a yard or flowers, but I have tulips on my table! πŸ™‚

  25. Jansie says:

    What a cute project and awesome book! We love blue bells here in Austin, TX, but my favorite flower will always be roses. I love making little rose hair clips for my daughter. Would love to expand my skills! πŸ™‚

  26. april says:

    My favorite flower is the tulip. But love the smell of hyacinths.

  27. april says:

    My favorite flower is the tulip, but smell-wise, it’s the hyacinth.

  28. wendy says:

    there are only weeds in my garden! I love flowers though and have a vase of felt flowers on my window sill. I’d like them to be joined by some more fabric flowers.

  29. Judy says:

    The fabric flowers are very pretty. So far we have only had crocus in our yard and I love them because they are the first sign of spring. My favorite flowers are roses so I am really looking forward to June when mine should be in full bloom if we get enough warm weather.

  30. Annie says:

    The peach blossoms are about to end in our yard. I love flowers, I normally make Kanzashi flowers for hair accessories. I would love to know other ways to make fabric flowers!

  31. Teje says:

    I have some very creative flowers with linen. That fabric is perfect improvised flowers – brooch, decorate bag etc.

  32. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    I love peonies and recently found a pattern that works pretty well. Love to put fabric flowers on bags, and pillows.This book looks terrific.

  33. Honoureen says:

    I love roses and carnations and have made many out of sugar paste. Jasmines are another favorite with their gorgeous scent!
    I am just waiting for some flowers to sprout out in the garden and am looking forward to the colors. Any time now would be nice!

  34. Lisa says:

    I LOVE this flower. I love adding flowers to bags for an extra pop πŸ™‚

  35. Charlotte L says:

    What a cute idea! I love a nice big flower!

  36. Connie says:

    I make fabric flowers from my leftover quilting projects. They make great adornments on gift packages.

  37. Deb Davidson says:

    I love Gerber Daisies and Peonies. I make handbags and fabric flowers are an awesome way to dress up my bags. I would love to learn some new techniques!

  38. Rosemary Bolton says:

    I live in Northern Virginia. We have some daffodils that are pushing through in my garden. Nothing else really… yet. My favorite flowers are roses. So many varieties, and they are not as difficult to raise as people think.
    I like picking out adorable fabric and making flowers just like the one on the left there, cut a long strip, scallop one side, baste stitch the other and gather, then roll ot up really pretty. I have make zillions of those. For my daughters wedding I made a garland of red roses from batik. I have not made any of these other types of flowers you have displayed here. I would love to learn how to make those !!

  39. Love flowers for embellishments

  40. Gina says:

    Daffodils are starting to show themselves in our yard, although it will likely be a week or two before they are in full bloom. My favorite flowers include coneflowers, Rudbeckia, and mums.

  41. Linda says:

    I like having sunflowers grow on my porch. I also have crocheted many… many… flowers.

  42. Alison says:

    I love this, in fact I love all your tutorials ! SewMamaSew is my favourite blog.

    Do you have any new bag making tutorials coming up for intermediate level sewers like me ?

    Thanks so much


  43. Jess says:

    I love tulips! My husband bought bulbs this year for our garden, but we had an unexpected frost a week or so ago and they didn’t make it. Love this giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Niall says:

    I love every kind of flower and I enjoy capturing them inside resin. My favourite flower would probably be marigolds

  45. Maria says:

    I love making fabric flowers, especially for my girls’ hair accessories. I love making headbands, hair clips, and hair ties, as well as adding them to their clothes. When it comes to fabric flowers, the possibilities are endless! I would love this book, it would give me a chance to make some more flowers that I haven’t made yet, and the book looks like it has some wonderfully awesome flowers.

  46. Andrea says:

    I love tulips (so hooray it’s almost spring). But my favourite flower is that small rose bush we “inherited” from my hubbie’s grandparents. They planted it more than 20 years ago. And I don’t know why or how, but it’s always in bloom for my birthday – at the end of November, even when there’s ice and snow!!!

    The book looks fantastic, love the playful text to go with the picture above πŸ™‚

  47. Ranju Gandhi says:

    I love daffodils and tulips!!

  48. marcie says:

    I love sunflowers!

  49. Beverly says:

    My daffodils and crocus are coming up even with our bitter cold days that are popping in and out!
    Would love to have this book!

  50. Laurel says:

    I love Gerbera daisies! My 14 year old daughter has been into making flowers out of fabric lately. She would love this book!

  51. Chris says:

    Only the Daffodils are up at the moment. I love all the flowers outside. I plant anything but the hard, red clay soil here makes it difficult to get things to grow. My absolute favorite flower is a Sunflower outside and an Orchid inside.

  52. linda says:

    I love pansies, violets and Queen Anne’s Lace.

    πŸ™‚ Linda

  53. Linda L. says:

    My favourite flower is the orchid. The only thing that’s ‘growing’ in our yard is the snowbank!!

  54. Dawn says:

    I love flowers and I love fabric so fabric flowers are something I would love to learn to make. I think roses are my favorites but I love daisies too. The book looks wonderful!

  55. Kathy Davis says:

    I live in the MO Ozarks. I have daffodils popping up and my Lilacs are budding.

  56. Melissa H says:

    I love orchids! I am not very good at keeping them blooming though πŸ™

  57. Jan says:

    My favorite flowers are lilacs. I just wish they lasted longer than a month. Nothing is growing here yet … it’s still too cold here for even the grass to turn green. Hoping for warmer weather SOON.

  58. Dita says:

    We are having lavenders in the backyard! I love them… Just last week we were working in the garden and as I was clipping the old, dry lavender, I was surprised because it still smelled really good! Another flower that I really like is peonies, I love the layers that they have!

  59. Debbie says:

    Daffodils are my favorite.

  60. Camille says:

    Right now , not much in the way of flowers popping up in my yard. Bummer! However, I do have two favorite flowers! I love tulips! They are so pretty and come in so many gorgeous colors. My other favorite flower is the calla lilly! It has been my favorite for years! Of course, there are so many other flowers that I really love!

    Thanks for the pdf and the giveaway!

  61. Lee says:

    I love flowers! Crocus and daisy are two of my favorites! thanks!

  62. Evelyn says:

    Roses are my favorite by far. Mine are blooming right now across the front of my house.

  63. Suzie S says:

    lilacs, peony, and camellias. unfortunately the only thing growing profusely here is weeds at present as we are just getting out first rain for quite some time.

  64. Brandy says:

    Our lilac is in bloom right now. It is a short but treasured time”

  65. Becki says:

    I love this flower. Thanks so much for the free download. I have crocus and hiacinths blooming. The daffodils have already come and gone. Looking forward to beautiful azaleas. Thank you for the opportunity.

  66. Heidi says:

    No flowers here yet! Looking forward to some daffodils soon πŸ™‚

  67. Melissa Quinn says:

    Love love love dahlias and blue hydrangeas. Wish my dahlias were popping up right now, but not til the middle of summer. Til then I’ve got crocuses and hyacinth and tulips and daffodils to keep me happy.

  68. Carmen N says:

    I love pansies and violas. Nothing’s popping up in our yard yet – too much snow left.

  69. Megan D says:

    I’m excited about this book as I’m making fabric flower bouquets for my bridesmaids to use at my wedding!

  70. Raquel says:

    how cool. I’ll definitely check this book out. thanks for the chance. πŸ™‚

  71. MissMary says:

    I have my favorite daffodils at present!

    Would love the book as I just got engaged and plan to make all my wedding flowers!

  72. Bekk says:

    My favourite flowers are tulips. They’re springing up all over the place at the moment. I love to make flowers, I’ve made them from paper, fabric, needle felting and sugar paste. The great thing is they never wilt!

  73. lesley says:

    we live in florida so for two weeks now we have been covered in green pollen….but i LOVE when our tiny little orange tree blooms right next to our screened porch!

  74. Crystal Rose says:

    I love sunflowers.

  75. Bonnie Larson says:

    Gorgeous flowers . Thanks so much for sharing

  76. I am a flower maniac!
    I love them in any form, shape, size or medium but my favourite real flower is probably the african violet.

    This book looks great! Thanks for the give-away!

  77. Stacey says:

    I crazy quilt and am always looking for new ways to embellish – what could be better than flowers!!

  78. Paula says:

    Our lawns are carpeted with primroses at the moment and it quite breathtaking.

  79. Gill says:

    My favourite flower at the moment is the hellebore!

  80. Holly says:

    Absolutely adorable! Getting me in the mood for spring. Which doesn’t seem to be anywhere in sight over here!

  81. I love flowers, but I don’t have the patience to take care of them. Fabric versions would be perfect for me!

  82. Mary says:

    I’ve always been a lover of daffodils, probably because they remind me of childhood spring seasons.

  83. Nupur says:

    I have daffodils and camellias popping up in the yard! My favorite flower is probably the carnation. And fabric flowers are perfect for cute little hairbows πŸ™‚

  84. QuiltinGram says:

    What a great flower! Would love to win book and learn more.

  85. Barbara says:

    I love primroses and cowslips. To me they are the epitome of spring here in Europe.

  86. Ruthie says:

    Ooh, purty purty flowers. ;-). I would love to learn to make these beauties. Thank you for the tutorial.

  87. R says:

    I love adding flowers to hats & bags!

  88. Tammy says:

    Very cute! Just what a tote needs!

  89. Sarah J says:

    Snow keep popping up in my yard! I did see my hyacinths peeking out during our few days snow-free. They are my favorite spring flower! Thank you!

  90. Afton says:

    My favorite flower is the iris. I live in he desert and do not have a green thumb. I’m better off with fabric flowers than trying to keep real ones alive.

  91. Therese says:

    My entryway had floral watercolors, a vase of silk flowers, and several cross stitches. I would love to add some three dimensional flowers! Thanks for the giveaway.

  92. Jowyn Jenson says:

    My favourite flower is the forget-me-not. So tiny and delicate. Would be hard to replicate in fabric I think.

  93. My favorite flowers are daffodils and they have been up for about a week. Now the tulips are making an appearance.

  94. Wendy says:

    We’re waiting for our sweet peas to pop up, other than that we have daffodils on the tail end of blooming, and peonies just starting to poke up through the soil. We can’t wait for more flowers, but this book would be great to look through while Mother Nature does her thing.

  95. Ellen M. says:

    Unfortunately, nothing is popping up in my yard (except snow – another inch last night!)! I love tulips in the spring but don’t have any in my yard because the deer eat them! Thanks for sharing with us!

  96. Kerry says:

    Daffodils are coming up finally! So excited.

  97. Heather black says:

    Tulips are my favorite flowers

  98. Lizzie says:

    Absolute favourite flower– peonies– I like to sew flowers for my daughter’s hair clips- would love to get my hands on this book!

  99. Lynn Wilson says:

    The daffodils are blooming here in Arkansas. Yellow roses are my all time favorite flowers. I carried a dozen in my wedding bouquet almost 37 years ago. I have been making felt flowers for years. I usually make pins of them. Looking forward to having a baby granddaughter in July and am sure I will be adorning her with fabric flowers.

  100. Kathy says:

    What a great idea for accessories using your leftover fabric pieces. Using the the corresponding fabric to match your newly created garment brings your piece from great to fabulous!

  101. meredith says:

    So darling!! I was just looking for a fabric flower pattern for Easter hair decorations for me and my little girl.

  102. Sandy N says:

    My favorite flower is the gardenia. I love the way they smell! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  103. Anita says:

    Oh my gosh what a fun book. I think my daughter and I could make some really fun flowers over spring break.

  104. Mel Nowlan says:

    I am so wanting to plant Sturt Desert Peas – the red & green would really brighten up my native garden.

  105. Michelle says:

    I love flowers! Thank you so much for this tutorial. The books looks wonderful too.

  106. LindaSonia says:

    No flowers peeking out of the snow banks that still exist in my area. Wah! But my favorite flower has to be hydrangea, but truly I love sooo many. Would love to win this book… fingers crossed!! πŸ™‚

  107. Anita says:

    There are no flowers in my yard, yet, too much snow! I like daffodils, though. Thinking about it, I have quite a few fabrics in my stash with flowers. I have not made use of any fabric flowers in my sewing, yet.

  108. Amy says:

    Experimenting with daffodils at the moment

  109. Katherine Cummings says:

    Peonies are my new favorite. I hope I get to see them again after this never ending Michigan winter.

  110. Katherine Cummings says:

    Peonies are my new absolute favorite flower. I hope I get to see them again after this never ending michigan winter.

  111. Annette says:

    Our camelias are looking great.

  112. Jessica Kirkland says:

    Daisy’s are my favorite!

  113. kathyh says:

    I’m here in the Willamette valley where we are knee-deep in spring flowers.
    Camellia, daffodils, tulips, Heathers are all making my yard beautiful.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  114. Buffy says:

    Well, there was snow here in the NC mountains yesterday but the daffodils are peaking out! My very favorite, my grandmother’s Lenten roses that I replanted from her yard are in full bloom. They are so dear to my heart!! I would love this book…I’m doing some flowers for my brother’s wedding in the fall!!

  115. Anne Marie says:

    I do not have a green thumb so my favorite flowers are the fabric ones!! This book sounds great.

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